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Marjorie R. Ogin
Slocum Native
Marjorie R. Ogin, Wapwallopen, died February 16 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
She was born in Slocum Township, daughter of the late Mylon and Ann Hontz Ogin.
Before retiring, she was employed by Western Electric Company, Newark, NJ. She was a member of Slocum United Methodist Church and its Ladies Aid.
Brothers, Clarence and Bruce, sisters, Elsie, Mabel, Edith and Frieda, preceded her in death.
She is survived by a brother, Marvin, Slocum; nieces and nephews.

John H. Moyer Jr.
World War II Veteran
John H. Moyer Jr., 76, of Rice Township, died February 15 in the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Nursing Home, Plains Township.
He was born September 12, 1923, in Dauberville, Berks County, son of the late John H., Sr., and Evelyn Ruth Moyer and was a graduate of Wilson High School.
He earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Drexel University. He had resided in Mountaintop since 1961.
An Army veteran of World War II, Mr. Moyer received the Purple Heart.
He attended St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, Nuangola.
Before retiring, he had been employed by the former RCA Corporation in the Crestwood Industrial Park. He was a member of American Legion Post 781, Mountaintop.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, the former Marjorie Allen; daughters, Candy, Wilkes-Barre; Kathie, North Carolina; son, John Allen, at home; three grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church, 3085 Church Road, Mountaintop, PA 18707.
Arrangements were by McCune Funeral Home, Mountaintop.

Eleanor G. Buckley
Retired Teacher
Eleanor G. Buckley, 86, of Mountaintop, died February 15 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
She was born January 7, 1914, in Phoenixville, daughter of the late Edward and Katheryn Lynch Barron and attended Phoenixville schools. She was a 1934 graduate of Westchester University with a degree in education.
Mrs. Buckley taught in Phoenixville schools. She was a member of St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church, Mountaintop.
Her husband, John J., died in 1994. Sister, Nancy, also preceded her in death.
Surviving are brother, Edward Barron, Phoenixville; daughter, Nancy Cox, Winston Salem, NC; son, Barron, Mountaintop; four grandchildren; one great grandchild.
A private funeral was held from the Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., 436 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice St. John, 1007 Oak St., Pittston, PA 18640.

Ryan R. Womelsdorf
Wapwallopen Resident
Ryan R. Womelsdorf, 21, of RR1, Wapwallopen, died February 13.
He was born July 28, 1978, in Berwick, son of Wayne and Lorraine Sklaney Womelsdorf, and was a graduate of Crestwood High School.
Mr. Womelsdorf was also a graduate of The Baron’s Automotive Institute, Connecticut and was employed by The Phillips Corporation, Mountaintop, as a forklift operator.
He was a member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Dorrance, and the American Motorcycle Association.
Surviving in addition to his parents are son, Brandon, Mountaintop; sisters, Renee Ross, Alden; Rochelle Scholl, Slocum; brothers, Ronald Ridzon and Randy Womelsdorf, both at home; paternal grandmother, Irene Womelsdorf, Wapwallopen; nieces and nephews. and aunts and uncles.

Stewart Kintner
World War II Veteran
Stewart Kintner, of Blue Ridge Trail, Dorrance Township, died January 3 at Davis Manor, Wright Township.
He was born in Kingston, and was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Kintner was employed by Fowler, Dick and Walker, The Boston Store, Wilkes-Barre as a decorator and window dresser for 47 years. He was a member of Kingston Lodge 395, F&AM.
Wife, the former Margaret Marrow, preceded him in death.
Surviving are companion, Mrs. Jessie Craver Ogin, with whom he resided.
Private funeral was held from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop.

Stanley Mislivets
Service Station Owner
Stanley Mislivets Jr., 68, a resident of Fairview Township, died January 7 at Mercy Hospital in Wilkes-Barre.
Born May 1, 1931, in Wilkes-Barre Township, he was the son of Anna Kamsel Mislivets, of Wilkes-Barre Township, and the late Stanley Mislivets Sr.
He was a graduate of Wilkes-Barre Township High School and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He resided in Mountaintop for the past 50 years and was a member of St. Jude’s R.C. Church.
He was the owner and operator of Bone’s Service Station for the Chevron and Texaco Oil Companies in Fairview Township from 1952 until his retirement in 1999.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Joan Marie Cronauer; and brother, John.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are daughters, Sandra Stefanowicz, Swoyersville; Lisa Walsh, Media; Donna Bulzoni, Wilkes-Barre; sister, Rose Coyne, Wilkes-Barre; brothers, Robert, Bear Creek; William, Wilkes-Barre Township; Thomas, Hanover Township; and one grandson.
Funeral services were held from McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop.

Clara Kamionka
Hobbie Resident
Clara Wiliszewski Kamionka, 84, of Hobbie died May 9 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was born July 13, 1915, in Shamokin, daughter of the late George Wiliszewski and the late Stanley and Pauline Klimaszewski Stachniewicz.
Mrs. Kamionka resided in Hobbie for most of her life. She was a member of St. Mary’s Help of Christian Church, Dorrance, its Altar and Rosary Society, and St. Theresa’s Guild.
Her husband of 54 years, Carl G., granddaughter, Jennifer Sincavage, brothers, Edward, Leo and George Wiliszewski and Stanley and Walter Stachniewicz, sisters, Helen Bonnick, Francie Calabro and Lottie Stachniewicz, preceded her in death.
She is survived by daughters, Clara Ann Sincavage, Swoyersville; Rose Mary Kreider, Kingston; son, Carl G., Hobbie; seven grandchildren; brothers, Chester Stachniewicz, Swoyersville; Frank Stack, Edwardsville; nieces and nephews. 

William A. Sieber
World War II Veteran
William A. Sieber, 74, formerly of North Main Street, Mountaintop, died May 11 at Dorrance Manor, Kingston.
He was born in Wilkes-Barre, July 19, 1925, and was the son of the late John and Edith Sodon Sieber. He was a graduate of Fairview High School, Mountaintop and received his associate degree in accounting from East Stroudsburg University. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
Mr. Sieber had resided in Easton for many years and had been employed for 26 years as a welder in the Cameron department at Ingersoll-Rand, Phillipsburg, NJ, retiring in 1973. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Mountaintop.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Atala Louis Fillman Sieber; granddaughter, Bobbie Lee Wenner and son-in-law, Robert Martin Wenner.
He is survived by two daughters, Sandra L. Wenner and Jackie L. Chrin, both of Easton; his son-in-law, James C. Chrin, Easton; granddaughters, Holly Lee Wenner and Alecia M. Chrin; grandson, James C. Chrin; great-grandson, Akil Martin Braswell Jr., all of Easton.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 18, 2000, at noon from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop. The Rev. James A. Wet, assistant pastor of Christ United Methodist Church, Mountaintop, will officiate. Interment will be in Albert Cemetery, Wright Township. Friends may call Thursday morning, 10:30 a.m. until the service time. 

Felix Polakowski
World War II Veteran
Felix A. “Phil” Polakowski, 80, of Northwood, Ohio, formerly of Dorrance, died May 9 at his residence.
Born May 27, 1919, in Catawissa, he was a son of the late Karol and Mary (Slawinski) Polakowski. He was a laborer for Libbey-Owens Ford and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. Polakowski was preceded in death by sisters, Caroline Hennings, Dorrance; Mary Bernetski, Slocum; Frances Cavanaugh, Sugar Notch and brothers, Stanley, Shickshinny and Anthony, Syracuse, NY.
Surviving are his wife, Helen, daughter, Dawn M. Horvat; son, David R.; five grandchildren; brothers, Walter, Norfolk, Va.; and Paul, Queens, NY; and sisters, Blanche Kozlowski, Bethlehem; Theresa Henry, Garden City, MI; and Leona Thomas, Wapwallopen.

William J. Remaley
White Haven Resident
William J. Remaley, 80, of White Haven, died August 24, at Butler Valley Manor, Drums.
He was born in White Haven, son of the late William and Catherine Schultz Remaley.
Mr. Remaley was self-employed as a mason in the White Haven area. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, White Haven.
His wife, the former Ethel Brandmier, died in 1999. Brother, Charles; sister, Freida Summers, also preceded him in death.
Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Francis G. Nat
White Haven Resident
Francis G. Nat, 64, of White Haven, died August 25 in Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey.
He was born February 17, 1936, in Wilkes-Barre, son of the late Andrew J. Sr. and Anna Gaydos Nat Sr., and attended Coughlin High school.
Mr. Nat was employed at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township. He was formerly in the plastering trade.
He was a member of Christ the King Church, Blakeslee. He was also a member of North End Slovak Club, Wilkes-Barre.
Sister, Marie Katchik, preceded him in death.
Surviving are daughter, Coleen McKenna, Wilkes-Barre; son, Robert, Edwardsville; five grandchildren; sister, Irene Ashford, Wilkes-Barre; brothers, Robert, Edwardsville; Andrew Jr., Old Forge; Bernard, Wilkes-Barre; nieces and nephews; companion and life partner, Suzanne Luton.

John J. Chopick
Mountaintop Resident
John J. Chopick, 90, of Fairview Township, died November 28 at Hospice Community Care inpatient unit at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.
He was born May 20, 1910, in Mountaintop, son of the late Paul and Susanna Karlo Chopick, and was a life resident of Mountaintop.
Mr. Chopick was employed, prior to his retirement, by Central Railroad of New Jersey at the Ashley Shops and Allentown area, and as an oiler for the Ashley Planes.
He was a member of St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church.
Sisters, Catherine Kellmer and Margaret Brookus; brothers, George, Michael and Joseph, preceded him in death.
Surviving are his wife, the former Anna Pasola; sisters, Mary Brookus, Mountaintop; nieces and nephews.
Funeral was held from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop.

Regina A. Nuss
Nonagenarian
Regina Ann Nuss, 90, formerly of South Main Road, Mountaintop, died November 29 at Davis Manor, Wright Township.
She was born March 25, 1910, in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Rothenbecker Sauer, and resided in Mountaintop for the last 64 years.
Mrs. Nuss was employed as an office worker by the former American Stores Grocery Market, Wilkes-Barre. She was a member of St. Jude’s Church, Mountaintop, and its Altar and Rosary Society.
Her husband, William; sister, Gertrude Callan, preceded her in death.
Surviving are sister, Ruth Nuss, Mountaintop; nephews and a niece.
The funeral was held from the McCune Funeral Home, 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop.

Robert T. Lutz Jr.
White Haven Resident
Robert T. Lutz Jr., of White Haven, died November 28 at home.
He was born October 3, 1942, in Telford, son of the late Robert Sr. and Blanche Hartman Lutz, and attended the Palisades School District, Kintnersville. He resided in the area for the last 15 years.
Mr. Lutz was employed by Sylvester Chevrolet Company, Scranton.
Surviving are brothers, James, Fernale; sisters, Otilda Hacker, Kintnersville; Roberta Hartley, North Wales; nieces and nephews.

Allison Carey Myers
Mountaintop Resident
Allison Carey Myers, 60, of Mountain Top died February 4 in St. Petersburg Beach, Fla.
He was born January 27, 1941, in Mountain Top, son of the late William and Ruth Carey Myers, and attended Fairview High School.
Mr. Myers was a member of the Army and Army Reserves, and of St. Jude’s RC Church, Mountain Top.
He was employed as an apprentice with the Sheet Metal Workers 44 for 30 years until his retirement in 1994.
He and his wife, the former Carol Ann Kirkutis, were married for 39 years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters, Carolyn Kamionka, Mooresville, NC; Joan Hopersberger, Mountain Top; Renee Jumper, Mountain Top; 11 grandchildren; brother, Douglas, White Haven; sisters, Jacqueline Siegel, Wapwallopen; Donna Bolt, Waxhaw, NC; several nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Shirley M. Roberts
Wright Twp. Resident
Shirley M. Roberts, 69, of Wright Township, died February 6 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.
She was born November 5, 1931, in Wright Township, the daughter of the late Abraham J. Sr. and Margaret Hughes Bolton.
Mrs. Roberts attended GAR Memorial High School, Wilkes-Barre. She resided in the Mountaintop area most of her life.
Mrs. Roberts was employed as a seamstress by area garment manufacturers.
Her husband, Walter J.; sister; Delores Bove; brothers, Charles and Abraham J. Jr.; preceded her in death.
Surviving are son, Walter J. Jr., Mountaintop; two grandchildren; sister, Margaret Fitz; brother, William B., both of Mountaintop.
The funeral was held from McCune Funeral Home Inc., 80 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop.

Thelma C. Gabriele
Mountaintop Resident
Thelma C. Gabriele, 79, of Pine Lane, Mountaintop, died February 2 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on October 13, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Walter E. and Helen Orf Blecher.
She attended Carey Avenue School and Hoyt Grade School. She was a graduate of Meyers High School and Wilkes-Barre Business School. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Wilkes-Barre.
She was formerly employed by Social Security Administration.
Surviving are her daughter, Sandra Franks, wife of Richard Franks, Mountaintop; grandchildren, Brian, Alicia and Cameron Franks, all of Mountaintop; sister, Claire Hill, Wilkes-Barre; nephews, Paul and Mark Hill; niece, Brenda Hill; grand-nephews, Paul J. Hill Jr. and Mark Hill Jr.; grand-niece, Casey Jo Hill.

Lee Hildebrand
Lee H. Hildebrand, 64, of Honey Hole Road, Drums, died February 10 at Hazleton General Hospital.
Born April 6, 1936, in Mountaintop, he was a son of the late Curtis and Harriett (Lane) Hildebrand. He was a truck driver. He retired from NFR Enterprises in July 2000. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Mountaintop and the Butler Township Fire Co.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Curtis Jr. and Bruce.
Surviving are his wife of 33 years, the former Constance Prokop; sons, Lee Jr., Catasaqua; Kirk, Bethlehem; Marlin, Hazleton; and Chad, Drums; daughters, Cathy Arroyo and Terri Wansik, both of Hazleton, and Leah Babula, Linden, NJ; 11 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren; brother, Paul, Mountaintop; sisters, Alice Michalesko, Upper Lehigh; and Claire Daley, Hazleton.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop, PA 18707.

Rev. Clarence (Francis) Mazur, OFM
Rev. Clarence (Francis) Mazur, 84, passed away January 30, 2001, at St. Anthony Medical Center in Crown Point, IN. 
Father Clarence was baptized Francis and was born in Sayreville, NJ September 1, 1916. His parents were Peter and Caroline (Paprota) Mazur. He was baptized at St. Stanislaus Parish in Sayreville,m NJ. He completed his elementary education at STS Peter and Paul Parochial School in Plains, PA. He attended high school for 2 years at Plains Memorial High School and then transferred to St. Bonaventure Minor Seminary in Sturtevant, WI where he graduated in 1934. He completed his philosophical studies at St. Francis College in Burlington, WI, his theological studies at Our Lady of Lourdes Seminary in Cedar Lake, IN, and Our Lady of the Angels Seminary in Green Bay, WI. 
On August 14, 1934, Francis was received into the Franciscan Friars of the Assumption BVM Province and was given the religious name of Clarence. He made temporary vows a year later and solemn vows on August 15, 1938. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Paul Rhode Ordinary of the Green Bay Diocese on June 18, 1942. Clarence was fortunate to be able to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of his religious profession in 1985 and his ordination to the priesthood in 1992. After ordination Clarence taught high school students at St. Bonaventure Prep School in Sturtevant, WI from 1943 until 1953. During this time he pursued his studies in church music obtaining a Masters Degree from DePauw University, Chicago, in 1948. From 1956 to 1958 he attended studies in Rome receiving a STL in Theology from the Angelicum. Returning to the United States in 1958 Clarence taught dogmatic Theology at Christ the King Seminary in West Chicago, IL for the next 11 years. In 1969, Clarence left seminary teaching and became a Chaplain to the Felician Sisters serving at their Mother House in Enfield, CT until 1981. He then transferred to St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor, ME where he served as a Chaplain until 1984. Clarence returned to West Chicago to serve as a Chaplain at Fox Crest Manor, a nursing home, located in the former Christ the King Seminary. In August of 1992 Clarence joined the Fraternity at Lourdes Friary in Cedar Lake, IN where he assumed a lighter ministry schedule that involved prayer, weekend Masses at the Friary and until his hospitalization helping the Chaplains with Mass at St. Anthony Medical Center and St. Anthony Home 4 times a week.
Clarence is survived by his sister, Helen Nied, of Mountaintop, PA and his sisters in law, Rose Mazur and Mary Mazur of Sayreville, NJ. He is pre-deceased by his brothers, Walter, Edward and John.


 

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